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COVID-19 vaccine to be available for children 6 months of age through 5-years-old

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PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- Beginning Monday, the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for children six months of age through 5-years-old, according to the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment. The announcement comes following the approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of both the Pfizer and the Moderna vaccines.

Parents or caregivers can contact their doctor to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine. You're asked to contact the health department to schedule an appointment if your doctor doesn't offer the vaccine.

“We’ve sacrificed so much for more than two years while trying to keep our families safe from COVID-19 and now we finally have approved vaccines to protect our youngest residents. This is a major step towards returning to normal activities,” said Randy Evetts, public health director at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment.

Health department's clinic will have both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for children ages six months of age through 5-years-old. Children six months of age through 4-years-old may be given the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine. This includes a three-week interval between the first two doses, followed by the third dose at least eight weeks after the second dose. Children six months of age through 5-years-old may be given the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine in two doses, 28 days between the two doses.

Children six months of age through 5-years-old can get the COVID-19 vaccine from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 101, W. 9th St., the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment.

You can also make an appointment by calling 719-583-4380.

Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine in Pueblo County.

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